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Job Title: Health Education Specialist I/II
Job Number: 1262
Organization: County of Calaveras
Posted: 5/13/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Community Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: San Andreas,  CA    USA
Compensation: $27.81-$36.47 /hr. DOE
Position Description: Help measure the change you wish to make in the community. Be a part of a skillful team while serving a wonderful community! Calaveras County Public Health is seeking a new member to add to our vibrant and remarkable Health Education Tobacco Prevention team.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of tobacco prevention programs, communicable disease transmission, community health prevention, and various health education programs and surveillance. A passion for health equity, health education, and epidemiology is encouraged. The schedule for this position will be Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The comprehensive benefits package for this position includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a deferred compensation account with a county match, a CalPERS pension and much more.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Health Education Specialist I Under the direction of the Public Health Director or designee, plans and implements community health education or promotion program activities and performs other related work as required. The Health Education Specialist I is a journey level class and works with limited independence and initiative for decision making.

Health Education Specialist II Under the direction of the Public Health Director or designee, plans, develops and implements complex public health education programs and activities and performs related work as required. The Health Education Specialist II is an advanced journey level class and works with some independence and initiative for decision making.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Health Education Specialist I • Plans and implements activities to support health education and health promotion programs; participates in developing program objectives. • Researches, identifies, develops and pretests educational materials for public health programs. • Implements community health assessment activities, including asset mapping and other community capacity building processes. • Plans, develops and implements educational activities that may include development of key educational messages, educational objectives, training, social marketing, data collection, evidence based interventions, theory support, and outreach planning. • Provides direct educational services such as presentations and training to paraprofessional staff, youth or volunteers involved in developing, conducting and evaluating community outreach activities. • Assists in the planning, development and evaluation of youth development programs • Assists in the research and development of grant proposals. • Gathers data, maintains program records and prepares draft reports on program activities.

Health Education Specialist II • As lead worker, plans and implements health education and health promotion programs and activities • Researches, identifies and pretests of educational materials for public health programs. • Develops, implements and interprets results of community health assessments, asset mapping and other community capacity building processes. • Plans, develops, implements and evaluates education activities that may include development of key educational messages, educational objective, training, social marketing, data collection, evidence based interventions, theory support, and outreach planning. • Coordinates and conducts training for paraprofessional staff, youth and volunteers involved in developing, conducting and evaluating program activities. • Coordinates the planning, development and evaluation of youth development programs • Researches and develops grant proposals, including complex work plans and budgets; monitors achievement of grant objective and activities. • Designs data collection, supervises and gathers data, maintains program records, prepares and submits program reports to funding sources. • May assign work and provide direction to youth and volunteers involved in health education programs. • Oversees provision of direct educational services; provides services such as presentations and trainings.

Health Education Specialist I/II • In accordance with Government Code section 3100 and Calaveras County code section 2.72.060, County employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Public health principles and practices; theories of behavior change and community organization; psycho-social and cultural determinants of behavior; program planning, implementation and evaluation; group process and group dynamics; research methodology [design, sampling and analysis], principles of organizational development; community capacity building techniques and models; participatory community assessment; principles and practices of materials development; practices and techniques of report preparation and training development; theory and practice of program planning and evaluation. Skill to:

Health Education Specialist I Apply health education principles and methods; prepare technical educational materials and related printed materials; organize and conduct meetings and trainings; research and analyze data and information; express self effectively in writing to prepare a variety of reports, educational and informational documents; express self effectively orally including speaking before groups; develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of staff, agencies, community groups, and the general public; utilize office and presentation software such as Word, Power Point and Excel.

Health Education Specialist II Apply health education principles and methods; plan and evaluate program services and activities to achieve specific outcomes or objectives; prepare technical educational materials and related printed material; organize and coordinate meetings, workshops, training and seminars; research and analyze data and information; express self effectively in writing to prepare a variety of reports, education and informational documents; express self effectively orally including speaking before groups; develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of staff, agencies, community groups, and the general public; utilize office and presentation software such as Word, Power Point and Excel.

Qualifications: Health Education Specialist I Master’s degree in Public Health or Community Health Education from a university or college accredited by the American Public Health Association; Or Master’s degree in a health-related field from an accredited university or college and certified as a Community Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Health Education Specialist II In addition to the above, one year of paid experience in a community based health educations program.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 8/13/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Deborah Schoeman,  Health Education Specialist I/II
Contact Location: 891 Mountain Ranch Road

San Andreas   CA  95249
United States
Contact Location: 891 Mountain Ranch Road
 
  San Andreas   CA  95249
  United States
Contact Phone: 209-754-6305 
Contact Fax: 209-754-6333
Contact Email: hr@co.calaveras.ca.us
Web Address: http://humanresources.calaverasgov.us/Employment/JobListingView/lid/346
How to Apply: Interested individuals must submit the following: • Calaveras County application • Cover letter • Resume

Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process. Incomplete application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process. Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.

County of Calaveras 891 Mountain Ranch Road San Andreas, CA 95249

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